JupiterOne provides a managed integration with Amazon Web Services. The integration connects directly to AWS APIs to obtain infrastructure metadata and analyze resource relationships. Customers authorize read-only, security audit access by establishing an IAM trust relationship that allows JupiterOne to assume a role in their account.

Information is ingested from all AWS regions that do not require additional contractual arrangements with AWS. Please submit a JupiterOne support request if you need to monitor additional regions.

Integration Instance Configuration

The integration is triggered by an event containing the information for a specific integration instance.

The integration instance configuration requires the customer’s roleArn to assume in order to read infrastructure information through AWS APIs. The role is configured to require an externalId; this also must be maintained in the instance configuration.

Detailed setup instructions and a pre-built CloudFormation Stack are provided in the application and maintained in the public JupiterOne AWS CloudFormation project on Github.


The AWS integration requires security auditor permissions into the target AWS account, as defined by a combination of the SecurityAudit IAM policy managed by AWS, and a few additional List*, Get*, and Describe* permissions missing from the AWS managed policy. The exact policy and permission statements can be found in the public JupiterOne AWS CloudFormation project on Github.


The following entity resources and their meta data (not actual contents) are ingested when the integration runs:

AWS Service AWS Entity Resource _type : _class of the Entity
Account n/a aws_account : Account
ACM ACM Certificate aws_acm_certificate : Certificate
API Gateway REST API aws_api_gateway_rest_api : Gateway
CloudFront Distribution aws_cloudfront_distribution: Gateway
CloudWatch Event Rule aws_cloudwatch_event_rule : Task
Config Config Rule aws_config_rule : ControlPolicy
DynamoDB DynamoDB Table aws_dynamodb_table : DataStore, Database
EC2 AMI Image aws_ami_image : Image
EC2 Instance aws_instance : Host
EC2 Key Pair aws_key_pair : AccessKey
EBS Volume aws_ebs_volume : DataStore, Disk
Internet Gateway aws_internet_gateway : Gateway
Network ACL aws_network_acl : Firewall
Security Group aws_security_group : Firewall
VPC aws_vpc : Network
Subnet aws_subnet : Network
AutoScaling Auto Scaling Group aws_autoscaling_group : Deployment, Group
ELB Application Load Balancer aws_alb : Gateway
Network Load Balancer aws_nlb : Gateway
GuardDuty GuardDuty Detector aws_guardduty_detector : Assessment, Scanner
GuardDuty Finding aws_guardduty_finding : Finding
IAM Account Password Policy aws_iam_account_password_policy : PasswordPolicy
IAM User aws_iam_user : User
IAM User Access Key aws_iam_access_key : AccessKey
IAM User MFA Device mfa_device : AccessKey
IAM Group aws_iam_group : UserGroup
IAM Role aws_iam_role : AccessRole
IAM User Policy aws_iam_user_policy : AccessPolicy
IAM Group Policy aws_iam_group_policy : AccessPolicy
IAM Role Policy aws_iam_role_policy : AccessPolicy
IAM Managed Policy aws_iam_policy : AccessPolicy
Inspector Inspector Assessment Run aws_inspector_assessment : Assessment
Inspector Finding aws_inspector_finding : Finding
KMS KMS Key aws_kms_key : CryptoKey
Lambda Lambda Function aws_lambda_function : Function, Workload
RedShift Redshift Cluster aws_redshift_cluster : DataStore, Database, Cluster
RDS RDS DB Cluster aws_rds_cluster : DataStore, Database, Cluster
RDS DB Instance aws_db_instance : DataStore, Database, Host
S3 S3 Bucket aws_s3_bucket : DataStore
Transfer Transfer Server (SFTP) aws_transfer_server : Host, Gateway
Transfer User (SFTP) aws_transfer_user : User
WAF Web ACL aws_waf_web_acl : Firewall


The following relationships are created/mapped:

Basic relationships within the integration instance account/resources

aws_account HAS aws_apigateway
aws_account HAS aws
aws_account HAS aws_iam
aws_account HAS aws_lambda
aws_account HAS aws_s3
aws_account HAS aws_config
aws_acm HAS aws_acm_certificate
aws_apigateway HAS aws_api_gateway_rest_api
aws_api_gateway_rest_api TRIGGERS aws_lambda_function
aws_cloudfront HAS aws_cloudfront_distribution
aws_cloudfront_distribution CONNECTS aws_api_gateway_rest_api
aws_cloudfront_distribution CONNECTS aws_s3_bucket
aws_cloudfront_distribution USES aws_acm_certificate
aws_cloudwatch_event_rule TRIGGERS aws_lambda_function
aws_config HAS aws_config_rule
aws_config_rule EVALUATES aws_account
aws_config_rule EVALUATES <AWS Resource>
aws_dynamodb HAS aws_dynamodb_table
aws_dynamodb_table USES aws_kms_key
aws_ec2 HAS aws_instance
aws_ec2 HAS aws_security_group
aws_ec2 HAS aws_subnet
aws_ec2 HAS aws_ebs_volume
aws_ec2 HAS aws_network_acl
aws_ec2 HAS aws_vpc
aws_autoscaling_group HAS aws_instance
aws_instance USES aws_ebs_volume
aws_ebs_volume USES aws_kms_key
aws_security_group PROTECTS aws_instance
aws_vpc CONTAINS aws_subnet
aws_network_acl PROTECTS aws_subnet
aws_elb HAS aws_alb
aws_elb HAS aws_nlb
aws_alb USES aws_acm_certificate
aws_guardduty_detector IDENTIFIED aws_guardduty_finding
aws_instance HAS aws_guardduty_finding
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_managed_policy
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_role
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_role_policy
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_user
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_user_policy
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_group
aws_iam HAS aws_iam_group_policy
aws_iam_group HAS aws_iam_group_policy
aws_iam_group CONTAINS aws_iam_user
aws_iam_group HAS aws_iam_managed_policy
aws_iam_role HAS aws_iam_role_policy
aws_iam_role HAS aws_iam_managed_policy
aws_iam_user HAS aws_iam_managed_policy
aws_iam_user HAS aws_iam_user_policy
aws_inspector_assessment IDENTIFIED aws_inspector_finding
aws_instance HAS aws_inspector_finding
aws_lambda HAS aws_lambda_function
aws_lambda_function HAS aws_iam_role
aws_redshift HAS aws_redshift_cluster
aws_vpc HAS aws_redshift_cluster
aws_rds HAS aws_rds_cluster
aws_rds HAS aws_db_instance
aws_rds_cluster CONTAINS aws_db_instance
aws_rds_cluster USES aws_kms_key
aws_db_instance USES aws_kms_key
aws_s3 HAS aws_s3_bucket
aws_s3_bucket USES aws_kms_key
aws_transfer_server HAS aws_transfer_user
aws_s3_bucket ALLOWS aws_transfer_user
aws_iam_role ASSIGNED aws_transfer_server
aws_iam_role ASSIGNED aws_transfer_user
aws_waf HAS aws_waf_web_acl
aws_waf_web_acl PROTECTS aws_cloudfront_distribution

Connections to broader entity resources

aws_iam_user IS Person
Note: This is mapped automatically only when the IAM user has an Email tag, or the username of the IAM User is an email that matches that of a Person entity in the graph.

Advanced mappings

The AWS integration performs analysis of security group rules, IAM policies, and assume role trust policies to determine the following mapping:

aws_iam_role TRUSTS aws_iam_user|aws_<service> (within the same account)
aws_iam_role TRUSTS aws_iam_role|aws_iam_user|aws_account (cross-account)

ProTips and Best Practices

  • Tag your resources with the following tags:
    • Classification
    • Owner
    • PII or PHI or PCI (boolean to indicate data type)
  • Use email address as the username for your IAM Users, or tag them with Email tag, so that they can be automatically mapped to a Person (i.e. employee) entity.
  • Configure tagging as part of your integration configuration (in JupiterOne), under Advanced Options, to tag the
    • AccountName and
    • Production flag, if applicable.
  • Configure your integration name to be the same as your AWS account alias.